Duration: 6 days
Cost: USD Contact Us
Trip Type: Hotel,lodge
Altitude: 1,350 m
Activities : seightseeing and worshp
Meal : Full Board while On Tour
Best Month : Around The Year
Group Size : 1 To 15 pax
Transport: Private car,Bus
Accomodation: Hotel,lodge,Tea House
Tansen is an ancient hill town, famous for its architecture strongly influenced by Newari migrants from the Kathmandu valley. Until 1700 A.D., Palpa was a separate kingdom ruled by the farmed Sen Rulers. After its conquest by the Shah dynasty, and later during the rule of Rana family oligarcha in the mid-Nineteenth to mid-Twenteeth centuries, the area became known as an exile kingdom where those out of favor were sent to spend their lives. The township of Tansen is among a few towns outside the capital which bears a rich legacy of the traditional art and architecture.Tansen offers an opportunity to experience genuine Nepali culture and nature. Perched on the lap of the spectacular Srinagar Danda (hill) Tansen, commands a gorgeous panorama of the Himalayas as well as the plains of Terai. The views of the Himalayan range from Dhaulagiri to Ganesh Himal are breathtaking.
At 1,350 meters the Palpa experience a pleasant climate though out the year. The hill of Srinagar, half an hour’s walk up Tansen Bazaar at an elevation of 1524 m. is rare vantage point to view the contrasting manifestation of nature. An Incredibly Long panorama of the mountains encompassing Kanjiroba, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Langtang Himal at a stretch is visible from here on one hand, while on the other the plains of Madi valley and the bigger terai also comes to distinct view from the same point. Tansen is a good put off point for short as well as long treks. You can visit some of the beautiful points on the Kali Gandaki River such as Ranighat Palace and Ramdi Ghat the dense and serene woody slopes of Rambhapani and Satyawati lake.For longer treks you can choose any area in Annapurna-Dhaulagiri region such as Dhorpatan, Jomsom, Ghorepani or Annapurna Sanctuary. Tansen also provides opportunity for study of Buddhist culture and the life and culture of Magar tribes.Also Amar Narayan Temple, Amargunj Ganesh temple, Tundikhel, Baggi Dhoka and Sital Pati are some of the must-see places in the area. Although the administrative headquarters of Palpa district, Tansen is free of usual urban hectic life. In Tansen, tourists can make deTours at ease to see and admire the narrow zigzag streets, stream of colorful people passing by in local attires. Even in the heart of the town an unmistakable charm of simple rural life is easily felt. However, Tansen is another miniature Kathmandu One could see old Kathmandu style hangovers in the cobbled streets up and down. Typical newari houses, pagoda style temples, shrines and stupas are abound here Places of interest Shreenagar hill: One of the most picturesque spots in the whole Palpa region, Shreenagar hill abounds in scenic grander and magnificent natural surroundings. A mere 30 minutes climb on foot or 10 minutes drive from the town of Tansen, One would reach the top of the hill which commands a unique spectrum of natural extravaganza-from the snowcapped Himalayan peaks in the north to the lush green wide expanse of plains of Terai in the south, and of course, the panoramic view of the Tansen town.
The impressive meadow on the hill top is an ideal spot to view the breathtaking scenes of majestic Dhaulagiri, annapurna and the famed twin peaks of Machhapuchare-the fishtail mountain. Also, many beautiful short walks and excursions may be enjoyed from this point. There are cottages and rest houses built specially for comfort of the visitors. An added attraction is a recently built ‘Twa-dewa’, a huge Newari style bronze lamp stand. Amar narayan temple: Built in 1807 AD by Amar Singh Thapa, the temple of Amar Narayan is considered an important landmark of Tansen. It is built in typical Nepali Pagoda style for its historical and architectural significance. The intricate works of wood carvings in the temple are simply marvelous. The temple is surrounded by one meter wide stone wall-locally known as the ‘Great wall of Palpa’. Inside the temple-surrounding there are the temple of Lord mahadev, ponds, parks, rest houses and a natural water spring. Every morning and evening devotees gather in the compound and chant ‘Bhajans’ (holy recitals). Amargunj temple: Before building the Amar Narayan temple in 1807 A.D. Amar Singh Thapa had built this temple. Architecturally, the temple bears the same style and character of Amar Narayan Temple. The temple has a big artistic ‘Rest House’ where a school has been run presently. Tansen durbar: Built in 1927 AD by Pratap Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana, the durbar is a grand imposing palace in the heart of the town. Once the seat of the Rana governors, the Durbar is now the district secretariat of Palpa district. Shitalpati(the round house): Built by Khadga Shamsher, the original Shitalpati is of octagonal shape. A round house around the Shitapati has been recently built. The historically important Shitalpati is a popular hangout for the locals now. The ‘Baggi Dhoka’, the biggest gate of its kind in Nepal is located in this square.
The locals often rend to compare it with the architecture of Mugal Empire in India.and this place has now become a must-see place for the tourists. Bhagawati temple: Built by Ujir Singh Thapa in 1814 AD to mark the victory over colonial British-India forces, the temple is a small structure but holds immense religions importance. Located near the Tansen Durbar, it is a pilgrimage of Palpalies. It is said that the original structure was remarkably bigger and beautiful. And it has undergone many physical adjustments, most recently after the great earthquake of 1934. In the month of august every year, a chariot procession of deities is taken out throughout the town with military honor to observe the historic battle. Palpa Ranighat Palace: It lies just a few kilometers away from the town of Palpa, down on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. The area is famous for the Ranighat Palace, which is perched atop a small mound overlooking the raging snow-fed river. Also called "Tajmahal of Nepal", the palace was built by Khadga Shamaher Rana in 1898 in memory of his beloved queen-like wife Tej Kumari. From the small rocky mountain on which the palace sits, visitors can view the white water river raging down toward the Terai plains. More than anything else, the area is famous for its beauty both natural and cultural. The area lies in between Ridi and Ramdi, two famous pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Devout Hindus collect the famous 'saligram stones' from the river banks.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.) You will be received by our representatives and will be transferred to hotel. After checking into our rooms, stay Overnight in hotel Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour. Half day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour of three places: Kathmandu: Swayambu Nath Stupa, famous hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and buddhist pilgrims of Pashupatinath , Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Tansen. Drive to Tansen by car.
Day 04: Tansen sightseeing tour.Full day sightseen and overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Tansen to Kathamandu.Drive to Kathmanadu by car. And overnight at hotel
Day 06: Final Departure from Kathamandu. The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. Tansen Sightseeing Tour can be modified according to your time and requirements.